PARIS, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) -- Julian Draxler's header in stoppage time earned Paris Saint-Germain a precious 1-0 win over Metz at home on Wednesday, ending the Ligue 1 defending champions' losing streak in the opening two games of the new season.
TEHRAN, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Interim coach of Iran's Esteghlal FC Majid Namjoo Motlagh said his side is ready to meet Iraq's Al Shorta in the AFC Champions League, Persian Football website reported on Saturday.
VILNIUS, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Sixth Lithuanian Open Wushu Championship opened here on Saturday, attracting over 100 locals to compete.
On Friday, Persepolis beat Al-Taawoun 1-0 in Group C of the 2020 AFC Champions League thanks to Resan's penalty.
Getafe's Matchday 1 fixture against Real Madrid was pushed back to a later date due to Real Madrid's European commitments in the summer and Osasuna may feel that after beating Cadiz last week they have a competitive edge against Pepe Bordalas' always tough-to-beat side.
According to the police, the players aged 12-15 were on their way back from a football registration exercise when the incident happened, with dozens of the footballers hospitalized. Enditem
Stage One involves 32 groups of four players, with the player who tops each group progressing to Stage Two.
Dominic Dale, the world number 70, also reached Stage Two after topping his group with two wins and one draw.
BERLIN, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese market plays a vital role in Schalke 04's attempt to create a prosperous future after last season's setbacks, both on the pitch and financially.
Zhou, 22, drew 2-2 with compatriot Zhao Jianbo and Ricky Walden, but a 3-0 victory over Gerard Greene secured him top spot in the group.
Hoffenheim defended deep in the hope of protecting their narrow lead to the final whistle, but it didn't work out as Cologne substitute Dominick Drexler tapped home a rebound from close range to restore parity in the 88th minute.